People think that being competitive means that you are a selfish, bad or horrible person.
Yet, in order for you to get what you want and to be happy, you must be more competitive.
Do you notice that it is always the losers that say that?
Think about it, without competitiveness there would be no sports, creativity, no innovation, no video games; you wouldn’t wear makeup or go to the gym.
You would be stuck at home, eating and sleeping and not doing anything important.
Competitiveness in Society
Everything is built on competitiveness, it helps you adapt and means that your genes survive.
What I am suggesting is that you need to start seeing competition in more areas of your life.
Competition means that you will work harder to be driven and motivated to achieve greatness and be the best you can be.
Now if it was as easy as that, then everyone would be happier. But there are some common thoughts and feelings that come up with competitiveness which I want to help you to overcome.
START RIGHT NOW
1) You expect to be great right now.
You need to take time and practice if you have any chance of being good at anything.
2) You are scared to fail or lose.
Failure is just a necessary step to get better at anything. Rather than setting your sights high, set them lower and be pleasantly surprised when you come out higher than you expected.
3) You don’t feel confident or good enough to even start.
The hardest part is the very first step as you are stepping into the unknown. Once you make that start however things do get easier.
4) You are scared of others judgement.
The reason they might judge you, however, is because they feel inadequate, not good enough or they are jealous that you are trying to achieve greatness. You trying and achieving is showing them what they are not doing.
Play To Win
You are not a bad person for being competitive and wanting to win. In fact, you are the braver person for doing what you want to do and achieving greatness.
Listen to your heart and don’t let anyone tell you that you are wrong for trying – they just don’t have what it takes to be the best.